Author: Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Baitul Futuh mosque

Indonesia mosque attack is a reminder that Ahmadi Muslims’ human rights need defending

Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

After a mob attacked an Ahmadi Muslim mosque in Indonesia and anti-Ahmadi rallies took place in Pakistan, Kunwar Khuldune Shahid says the failure to defend this marginalised group has far-reaching implications. Read More »

Tags: Human rights, Islam

Woman in niqab Afghanistan

Defending Muslim women’s rights requires a willingness to criticise Islam

Posted: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Islamic scripture is being used to justify attacks on women's rights in many countries. Secular law is a crucial defence – and shielding Islam from criticism undermines efforts to assert it, says Kunwar Khuldune Shahid. Read More »

Tags: Islam, Women's rights

Batley Grammar School protesters

Western liberals’ weakness on blasphemy is letting down Muslim dissenters

Posted: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

The hand-wringing in the face of a vicious campaign against a teacher sends a demoralising message to those fighting for free speech on religion globally and in British Muslim communities, says Kunwar Khuldune Shahid. Read More »

Tags: Blasphemy, Freedom of Expression

Apostasy Day

The world has abandoned freethinkers of Muslim heritage

Posted: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

The first Apostasy Day has highlighted the human rights abuses facing many who leave Islam. To stand up for them we must ensure the religion isn't given special protection, says Kunwar Khuldune Shahid. Read More »

Tags: Freedom from Religion, Islam

Secular or bust

Secular or bust

Posted: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Reflecting on the extremist wings of Pakistani politics and ideology, Kunwar Khuldune Shahid describes the dire need for Pakistan to place the secular narrative at the centre of its political agenda and mainstream media.

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Tags: Islamism, Pakistan, Secularism